Alex Zanardi has been moved to a hospital nearer to his household house as he continues his restoration from a severe street accident he was concerned in over the summer time.
The previous System 1 driver-turned-Paralympic athlete was using his handbike in Siena in northern Italy in July, when he crashed and suffered serious injuries that noticed him taken from the scene by helicopter to hospital, the place he underwent a number of surgical procedures.
He was then moved to a specialist rehabiliation centre, earlier than being readmitted to hospital when his situation worsened.
However medics on the San Raffaele hospital in Milan confirmed this week that Zanardi, 54, has now been moved to a hospital in Padua, northern Italy, nearer to his house.
An announcement launched over the weekend stated: “The affected person reached a bodily and neurological situation of common stability which allowed the switch to a different hospital facility outfitted with all the mandatory scientific specialties and [closer] to the household house.
“The affected person who arrived at San Raffaele on 24 July final, in situations of extreme neurological and systemic instability, first underwent a interval of intensive resuscitation, then a surgical process, first to resolve the late issues as a result of major trauma after which to facial and cranial reconstruction.
“Within the final two months, he has additionally been capable of undertake a course of bodily and cognitive rehabilitation. The entire hospital needs Alex and his household a way forward for progressive scientific enchancment.”
Zanardi, who raced in F1 for Jordan, Minardi, Lotus and Williams, took up handcycling after shedding his legs in a racing accident in 2001, and went on to win 4 Paralympic gold medals.